Suspect in custody after standoff situation in Aiken
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody after a standoff Thursday afternoon.
The man has been charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, according to Capt. Eric Abdullah with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Abdullah said the department received a call around 11:15 a.m. about a suicidal suspect in the 2000 block of Crawford Avenue near Pine Log Road.
Initial units made contact with a family member and set up a perimeter to try to speak to the man, Abdullah said.
Abdullah said during the course of the standoff, the suspect did fire a gun. Abdullah said the suspect surrendered.
The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time.